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acknowledge

v. 1) generally to admit something, whether bad, good or indifferent. 2) to verify to a Notary Public or other officer (such as a County Clerk) that the signer executed (wrote, signed) the document like a deed, lease, or power of attorney, to make it certified as legal and suitable for recording. (See: acknowledgment)

acknowledge

(Declare), verb admit, affirm, ascribe, assert, asseverate, attest to, avow, bear witness, certify, depose, disclose, endorse, express, implicate oneeelf, state, swear

acknowledge

(Respond), verb accede, agree, be responsive, concur, ratify, rejoin, remark, reply, signify assent

acknowledge

(Verify), verb admit, admit a right, admit the charge, concede, confess, confirm, defer to, recognize authority of, testify, yield
Associated concepts: acknowledge a document, acknowlldge the signatures on a will
See also: abide, accede, accept, adduce, admit, agree, allow, answer, appreciate, approve, assent, attest, authorize, avouch, avow, bear, betray, certify, communicate, comply, comprehend, concede, concur, confess, correspond, corroborate, defer, disclose, fulfill, grant, hear, keep, note, notice, observe, posit, prescriptive, profess, recognize, reply, respond, return, reveal, sign, subscribe, uphold, vouch, witness
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In acknowledging and discovering the 'issa, the 'is comes to recognize who he is.
By acknowledging your mistake you will appear real and honest.
She might first approach him in a collaborative mode, acknowledging their common interest in building an effective, harmonious division and state the rumors that have come back to her.
Espy was credited with acknowledging that black farmers who are losing land represent an American problem, not just a rural problem.
In recent years, however, society has been viewed as a stew or a tossed salad, symbolizing that people's differences can be kept intact and acknowledging American culture as a mixture of people representing a variety of traditions and cultures.
That affirmation, I firmly believe, was the first step in the healing process,--knowing and acknowledging that I had suffered a loss of a loved one, my little girl whom I had loved and dreamt about.
The emphasis on the "animal" in these particular songs allows the slaves in Georgia's prison camp to establish themselves as human beings capable of acknowledging their humanity, even when their oppressors refuse to do the same.
Acknowledging the impossibility of imposing a monolithic set of labels on Milton's life and views, Lewalski unifies her discussion by emphasizing his life-long quest to discover and to practice his vocation.
Many of these employees felt that affidavits acknowledging paternity were often signed in the flush of excitement over the birth of a child, and some even expressed concerns that a mother's new boyfriend might acknowledge paternity knowing that he was not the father, "out of kindness, pity or foolishness."
In their nonconsumeristic mode of expression, they are acknowledging the fact that without this delicate ecological sensitivity, their own physical life would perish.
Without actually mentioning gay men or lesbians, the church sidestepped the question of same-sex marriage and released a statement acknowledging that many unmarried church members are "living in other lifelong, committed relationships."